Featured Artwork: Emily Birks

Professional Artwork Scanning

We work with you from capture to print, helping you create high-quality reproductions of your original artworks. We’ve worked with many local creatives across Canberra and its regions to reproduce original artworks as fine art prints.

We can help with scanning a variety of artworks

  • Watercolour Artwork Scanning

  • Charcoal Artwork Scanning

  • Pastel Artwork Scanning

  • Pencil and Pen Illustration Scanning

  • Oil Painting Scanning

  • Canvas Artwork Scanning

  • Painting Scanning

My experience with Lucent Imaging was outstanding. James and Korske are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I was very impressed with the quality of their work and will definitely be back.

Michael Briguglio, Canberra

Very accommodating, fast service and great retouching. Besides the price a little high (although needing decent amount of fixing) I’m very happy. Will use them again.

Tash Robinson

Awesome experience, outstanding quality with my prints, The advice Korske gave really made the difference. Without Lucent Imaging, I would have ended up with mediocre prints. Definitely a repeat customer.

Michael Tiyce

Can?t recommend Lucent highly enough. Printing and paper quality is beautiful and the service is second to none. Korske really went above and beyond to help me create the finished product I wanted. Highly recommended.

Shelly Higgs

Professional Artwork Capture Options

Print Ready Artwork Scanning

Our print ready artwork scanning service is perfect for artists looking for the best reproduction results with minimal fuss.

Our full-service artwork scans include:

  • Scanning of your artwork

  • Digital delivery of high-resolution print files

  • Background texture removal

  • Colour adjustments

  • Physical A4 proof print

  • Setup of your files for print

Raw Artwork Scanning

A cost-effective option for creatives familiar with preparing their own artworks for print but don’t have the equipment to capture a high quality digital copy.

Our raw artwork scans include:

  • Scanning of your artwork

  • Digital delivery of high-resolution raw files

  • Background texture removal *

  • Colour adjustments **

  • Physical A4 proof print

  • Setup of your files for print

* Our scanner is pretty good at removing some texture using advanced lighting
** Raw scans are saved with no adjustments and may appear flat.

Artwork Scanning Pricing

Artwork Size 400 PPI 600 PPI 1200 PPI
A5 (14.8 x 21.0 cm) $85.00/ea $90.00/ea
A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) $90.00/ea $95.00/ea
A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm) $105.00/ea $110.00/ea
A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm) $135.00/ea $150.00/ea
A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) $195.00/ea
A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm) $255.00/ea
2A0 (118.9 x 168.2 cm) $615.00/ea
4A0 (168.2 x 237.8 cm) $1,155.00/ea
Practicing Artists Discount
If you’re a practicing artist with a published portfolio and ABN, you may be eligible for our 20% practicing artist discount on print ready artwork scanning.
Artwork Size 400 PPI 600 PPI 1200 PPI
A5 (14.8 x 21.0 cm) $10.00/ea $15.00/ea
A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) $15.00/ea $20.00/ea
A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm) $30.00/ea $35.00/ea
A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm) $60.00/ea $75.00/ea
A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) $120.00/ea
A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm) $180.00/ea
2A0 (118.9 x 168.2 cm) $540.00/ea
4A0 (168.2 x 237.8 cm) $1,080.00/ea
A minimum project value of $60 applies to all scanning projects.

FAQ’s

Our print-ready artwork reproduction turnaround time ranges from 14-28 days. It depends on the quantity of artworks you need to digitise and the complexity of your requirements.

Our raw artwork scan turnaround time is 7 days, with your files delivered digitally.

Urgent projects will require our team to work overtime, increasing the cost of your project.

Your artworks are scanned and provided as an uncompressed 24bit, TIFF file. The following table shows the size of each of your files.

Artwork Size 400 PPI 600 PPI 1200 PPI
A5 51 MB 198 MB
A4 102 MB 398 MB
A3 204 MB 796 MB
A2 408 MB 1.56 GB
A1 817 MB 3.27 GB
A0 727 MB 1.63 GB
2A0 1.45 GB
4A0 2.90 GB

Exceptional Resolution

Photographed artworks are generally limited to ~30 Megapixels. In comparison, our 600dpi A2 scans are ~139 Megapixels.

The example shows the difference between a supplied photographed artwork and one of our scans.

Original Artwork: Leah Brideson

Photograph Photograph
Standard Standard

Uncompressed Image Capture

We use professional scanners designed for archival digitisation of artwork and photographs. It captures precise detail and accurate colour to produce exceptional results.

This example shows the difference between a standard capture on a scanner found in most homes and offices alongside a capture on our archival scanner.

Original Artwork: Katherine Appleby

Adjustable Lighting

Textured artworks often require additional lighting to create the best reproduction. We adjust the lighting based on your style of work to capture the best result for print-based reproduction.

The example shows the difference between a flat scan and a 3D illuminated scan.

Original Artwork: Kate Powell

FLAT SCAN FLAT SCAN

High Value Artwork Scanning

If you have high value artworks that require digitisation, we can certainly look to accomodate your project. Depending on the value of the works and capture method, a few additional steps may need to be taken to ensure we meet your expectations and the requirements of our insurers.

Copyright: Scanning purchased, commissioned & gifted artworks

When scanning purchased, commissioned & gifted artworks, you must have permission from the copyright holder to do so. The exception to this is if the creator passed away before 1955.

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